November is ‘No-Lice November’ here at Lice Clinics of America® – North Gwinnett, and clinic owner Greg Tyner wants to share their Lice Free 1-2-3 message this month. “We make dealing with head lice simple, easy, and effective,” Tyner said. “1) Get checked; 2) If you have lice, you can be lice-free in an hour using our revolutionary AirAllé® device; and 3) If you don’t have lice, use our pesticide free prevention products to keep them away.”
“We’re offering 1) $20 professional screening; 2) $20 credit if lice are found, and we treat you; and 3) 10% discounts on our prevention products, so if you are already lice-free, you can stay that way,” Tyner said.
Fall and winter are peak lice seasons, according to Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and Tyner knows this from experience. “With families and friends celebrating together during the holidays, head lice are more likely to be spread. Kids are spending more time together, sleeping over more, and hugging more,” he said. “I tell parents, ‘the holidays can be stressful enough—on top of everything else, you don’t want to deal with head lice.’”
The stress of dealing with head lice has grown considerably worse in recent years with the arrival of so-called ‘super lice’—lice that are immune to the pesticides used in the most popular lice treatment products. Research conducted in 2016 and published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of lice in 42 states have developed genetic resistance to pyrethroids, the class of pesticides used in traditional lice products. Pyrethroids have also been linked to health problems in children.
“In our clinics, we see families every day that have tried over the counter (OTC) products and other alternative options such as “nit pickers” that have failed to get rid of head lice,” Tyner said. “Many have spent weeks and sometimes months combing and nitpicking, and both parents and children are frustrated.”
Lice Clinics of America – North Gwinnett, with offices in Suwanee and Cumming Georgia, is the exclusive provider of head lice treatment using the pesticide-free, FDA-cleared AirAllé® medical device. Developed by researchers at the University of Utah, the AirAllé device uses carefully controlled, heated air to quickly dehydrate the bugs. It was shown in clinical trials to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits). Certified technicians deliver treatment, and the entire process takes about an hour and is guaranteed to be effective.
“If you have read about super lice in the news, we beat that, too, because we don’t use pesticides—the AirAllé device has treated more than 400,000 cases of head lice in more than 30 countries with a success rate better than 99 percent,” Tyner said. “If we find head lice on you or your family members, you can be lice-free the same day you have your appointment, guaranteed.”
Lice Clinics of America – North Gwinnett also offers non-toxic preventative sprays, shampoos, and conditioners that act as a lice repellent. The active ingredient is not a pesticide, but a solution that smells perfectly fine to humans but is obnoxious to head lice, and head lice tend to steer clear of hair treated with our preventive products.
To learn more about Lice Clinics of America – North Gwinnett and its products, or to schedule an appointment, visit www.liceclinicsnorthgwinnett.com, email Robert@LiceClinicsNorthGwinnett.com, or call (770) 766-8811.